Emma Gretzky is the daughter of Wayne Gretzky, a former Canadian ice hockey player nicknamed “The Great One.” He holds a number of the NHL’s most important records with an extensive career that spanned over two decades.
On the other hand, Emma’s mother Janet Jones has a good career in the show business. The iconic couple who wedded in an extravagant ceremony is in a blissful marital relationship for over three decades now.
Besides, being the daughter of one of the greatest hockey players, is Emma also involved in any kind of sports? Also, know about her siblings, high school, and more.
Emma Gretzky Played Tennis in High School
Born and raised into a family of multi-talented, Gretzky is also trying her best to build a career in tennis. She attended Westlake Village School. Although a young girl started playing tennis by the age of twelve and a half, her prowess in the game developed exponentially while in Westlake Village.
Her father told Vc Star,
“Emma started a little bit late. She didn’t start playing until she was 12 and a half. But it’s a marathon, not a sprint. John McEnroe always says, you can play tennis for a long time, you don’t have to be great at 16.”
The most valuable player Wayne who was incorporated into the 1999 Hockey Hall of Fame, further said about his and his wife Janet’s goal for their daughter Emma,
“as parents, our goal for Emma is to love it and keep working hard at it, because it’s a huge commitment. Tennis is three, four, five hours a day of cardio. It’s a little bit different and unique.”
In mid of 2016, Gretzky started her practice under a tennis director, Jeff Urie. The promising player is also the winner of the Spokane Summer Classic Girl’s 14 Advanced Consolation Draw.
Additionally, Emma has played for Oaks Christian. She participated in a junior tennis tournament held in Northridge in early late 2019.
Her Three Other Siblings Also Played Different Sports
Emma grew up along with her four older siblings; three brothers and one sister. Her brother Ty Gretzky initially played hockey at the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary School in Minnesota. He later came back to Oaks Christian and started playing golf.
Her other brother Trevor played both baseball and football for the Lions. Moreover, Tristan played golf for Oaks Christian and also led his school team to the Marmonte league boys golf title. He now plays for Pepperdine University.
Their retired father put his point of view on children’s interest to pursue a career,
“As parents, we decided to let our kids choose what they wanted to do. Each and every child has their love and their interest.”
Besides, her sister Paulina Gretzky is a model.
Emma Gretzky Age: Celebrates Her 13th Birthday With Justin Bieber
Gretzky was born in March 2003, in the United States of America. She attracted huge attention after her 13th birthday celebration with the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. He was performing at his show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena when Emma’s parents surprised her with a special meet-and-greet with the artist on the occasion of her birthday.
On 15th March 2016, Emma’s mom also shared an Instagram photo of her daughter and Bieber in the honor of her birthday. She is now 17-year-old.
Emma’s movie appearance
In addition to tennis, Wayne Gretzky’s daughter popped up in the drama Palo Alto. She shared the screen along with Emma Roberts and James Franco.
Who is Emma Gretzky Boyfriend?
Her beau is Luc Yorkison, a Los Angeles native. The couple has been dating since late 2020. The two made their love pubic, sharing a romantic photo of themselves on both of their Instagram accounts on 6th October 2020.
Besides, Emma’s boyfriend Luc also played ice hockey. However, for the past few months, the lovebirds have kept their love life away from the public.
Emma Gretzky Net Worth
Nonetheless, the exact amount of her fortune is unclear. Besides, Gretzky’s father Wayne Gretzky has an estimated net worth of $250 million. He has earned a major portion of his wealth from his prolific career as an ice hockey player and a coach.
Emma Gretzky Parents Marriage: Their Renowned Wedding
Wayne Gretzky married Janet Jones on July 16, 1988. The two walked down the aisle in a lavish wedding ceremony dubbed ‘Canada’s Royal Wedding.’ The groom opted for a black tuxedo with tails and the bride wore a $35,000 white, low-cut dress with hand-beaded crystals.
Their extravagant event was attended by seven hundred guests. A long list of wedding attendants includes several Canadian politicians, actors, and sports stars. Their traditional ceremony was conducted in a Catholic church Jones Methodist. The couple and guest went to the Westin Hotel in downtown Edmonton for the reception.
Talking about their first meeting, the two came across five years ago their nuptials. In the meantime, they were engaged to other people, Jones to tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis and Gretzky to Edmonton singer Vikki Moss.
But, they wouldn’t start dating until the future husband and wife came across again at an NBA game in 1987. After six months of dating, Wayne proposed to his girlfriend.
Other Interesting Facts of Emma
- Gretzky spent the majority of her childhood in Los Angeles with her family.
- Has dual nationality American and Canadian.
- Belongs to a mixed ethnical background.